It is that time again....so here are some articles on presidential conventions.
First, 10 weird facts! Here's one:
In 1944 President Franklin Roosevelt did not attend the Democratic Party convention that nominated him. Instead, highlighting his duties as a wartime president, he delivered his speech by radio from the San Diego Naval Base while on his way to Pearl Harbor.
You can also go check out LIFE's best GOP convention photos. That 1951 control booth amuses me! I didn't see a democratic one...anyone find one?